I’m super-excited to be attending Netroots Nation in Austin next week. One of the coolest things they’re doing is a Q&A with Speaker Pelosi. But I join Nick’s concern about the questions people want asked:
For those of you who plan on going to Netroots Nation, or watch Speaker Pelosi’s appearance on UStream, I encourage you to go to “Ask the Speaker” and rate the questions that you think are most important.
At the risk of being curmudgeonly, the Speaker’s time is really, really valuable. Do you really want it all to be spent asking her questions about FISA, impeachment, and subpoenas? All of it? really? I’m voting down every question that’s ahead of “Will Congress pass universal health care?”, and I encourage others to do the same. Protecting civil liberties and ensuring that there are consequences for the Bushies’ actions are important, but it doesn’t need to be the first twelve issues she gets asked about.
Honestly. The Bush Administration is over. What does impeachment do now? FISA passed, what’s solved by arguing with her over it now? The important questions are about what will happen next year.